Connecticut Gun Owners Refuse To Register Firearms & Magazines

By Paul Joseph Watson

Connecticut gun owners refuse to register firearms and magazinesGun owners in Connecticut have revolted against a new gun control law, with just 38,000 out of 2.4 million standard-capacity magazines being registered with authorities.

Following the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012, Connecticut passed a law which banned ammunition magazines capable of carrying more than 10 rounds. Residents who had acquired such magazines before the law came into effect were mandated to register them with state police by January 1, 2014. The law also banned ‘assault rifles‘ manufactured after 1994, requiring them to be declared to authorities.

Weeks after the deadline expired, authorities revealed that 50,016 ‘assault weapons‘ and 38,290 ammunition magazines had been registered. CT News Junkie reported that it is, “unclear how many gun owners own the banned weapons and magazines, but chose not to comply with the registration requirement.”

However, a 2011 Office of Legislative Research study found that, “there are over 2.4 million standard-capacity magazines in Connecticut that originated at the retail level.” This number didn’t even include those not purchased at the retail level. This means that the vast majority of standard-capacity magazines were not reported to authorities by gun owners in Connecticut.

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  • TrevorLyman

    Seems a lot like nullification at the individual level to me. :D

    • binaryloop

      Indeed. I read a great quote the other day:

      “To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.”

  • Frank_O

    “Connecticut Gun Owners Refuse To Register Firearms & Magazines”
    -Good for gun owners in CT!!

  • David Stovall

    It is just a matter of time, if we let the liberals nullify our Constitution. Australia said we just need to register your gun,, then as soon as they knew where the guns were;; Australia announced:: turn them in or go to prison.

  • Parker Orfield

    The same will happen if this tries to take place in any other states except maybe New York, California and in Washington D.C. Lets hope sooner or later they will wise up and won’t put up with this BS and revolt against this.

  • Bob

    SAD shame even 1 were turned in, but you KNOW the industrial complex HAD their feed-stock to turn in on behalf of the citizens it was attempting to represent – Note also a SAD event that there were MORE guns than mags turned in – I guess people just had guns & no Mags, I guess they all had one round in the chamber ??? Anyhoo – good to hear there may be at least 2M magazines around – bad news is that’s only about 200K rifles if everyone has only 12 mags per gun – so with 5544 square miles in CT the 48th largest state in USA – that means there are ONLY 36 guns per square mile which feed mags in them – just for grins say there are an additional 4 guns per mile of revolvers – that’s only 40 guns per square mile – Damn it – down here in Texas at a family picnic there are 20-30 guns with only a couple family members showing up – I don’t get it with Connecticut – Man up and buy more guns and ammo – Please.

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain

    Here comes the next wave of government propaganda in the aftermath of this story. It’ll be the next phase of thinly veiled threat from government. It’ll sound a lot like the playground taunt that begins with, “You’re gonna get in troooooouble!” Oh noes! Obedience to authority! Obedience to authority! I must comply!

    In related news… do an online search for Australian Underground Army. Australia demanded registration of firearms, then they demanded confiscation of firearms. We see sad videos of the confiscated firearms that were destroyed in Australia. Less reported were the people at pro-gun rallies in the run-up to the confiscation passing out fliers showing how to preserve and bury firearms. We don’t hear too much about the spike in sales of large diameter PVC pipe prior to the Australian gun confiscation. Even in the face of jack booted tyranny, the spirit of liberty is preserved.

  • Kurt

    Stanard-capacity? Like Haley Joel Osment “I see typos”. Encouraging article though.

    • binaryloop

      Thanks for letting us know. I’ve fixed the typo.

  • JdL

    Criminal government thugs who pass laws like this should be flipped off. By someone holding an unregistered firearm.

  • countyguard

    Unconstitutional laws are NOT laws. The People need to stand up or be shut down. Live free, or give it up and live as a slave…

  • The AntiMan

    By not doing anything more substantial, we are allowing them to destroy America further. So it’s half our fault.

  • Zombee

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. ‘We the People’ are the Militia. Stalin,Mussilini,Mao,Polpot,Castro,Hitler,Chavez,Marx,Obama,Pelosi,Feinstein , all promoted or promote gun control. We cannot afford to allow history to repeat its self here at home.